Under the title: “The UN disrepute itself”, Turkish Cypriot daily Milliyet newspaper (28.06.17) reports on statements by former Turkish Cypriot negotiator and leader of the People’s Party (HP) Kudret Ozersay, who in statements to social media, evaluated the statements made yesterday by the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide prior the launching of the Cyprus Conference in Crans Montana.
Commenting on Eide’s remarks that the “joint document” which was prepared prior to the conference was not going to be on the table since it has been rejected multilaterally, Ozersay condemned the UN’s stance which is against those scuffing and claimed that the UN’s stance prior to the conference predisposes the prevention of the prodcution of an important result from the Conference.
Also, referring to other statements by Eide, Ozersay said: “He says that ‘Crans Montana Cyprus Conference will not be the last chance but the best chance that could be found. However, ten days before in a similar press conference he used the expression ‘final Conference'”.
Ozersay condemned further Eide’s statements concerning the territory issue, supporting that Eide on the one hand stated that the difference between the sides concerning the territory percentage is less than 0,5%, while, “we knew that the difference is 1%”, said Ozersay, wondering for which reason the UN behaves in such a way. Ozersay accused further the UN of falling into contradictions, alleging that with contradictory statements the UN loses its creditability and totally destroys all pieces of trust for the current negotiation process.